How Not to Cover the Uninsured

During the third annual "Cover the Uninsured Week" (May 1-8), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other organizations will focus public attention on the problems facing those without health insurance. While health experts and policymakers identify covering the uninsured as a priority, there is sharp disagreement about how best to do so. Should we expand government insurance programs such as Medicaid, mandate that everyone be covered, or use tax policy to induce more coverage in the private insurance market? To help inform this debate, AEI will bring together four analysts with extensive research and practical experience to share their views on how best to cover the uninsured, and how not to create programs that leave the uninsured, the currently insured, or taxpayers worse off.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Is Medicare's future secure? The 2014 Trustees Report

Please join AEI as the chief actuary for Medicare summarizes the report’s results, followed by a panel discussion of what those spending trends are likely to mean for seniors, taxpayers, the health industry, and federal policy.

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Watergate revisited: The reforms and the reality, 40 years later

Please join us as four of Washington’s most distinguished political observers will revisit the Watergate hearings and discuss reforms that followed.

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